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UGC RECOGNIZED BACHELOR OF SOWA RIGPA MEDICINE AND SURGERY (BSRMS)

UGC RECOGNIZED BACHELOR OF SOWA RIGPA MEDICINE AND SURGERY (BSRMS)

Context:

Recently, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a notification recognizing Bachelor of Sowa Rigpa Medicine and Surgery (BSRMS) under the specified Degrees.

Key Highlights:

  • UGC recognized BSRMS as a new degree under Medicine & Surgery, Ayurveda, Unani, Homeopathy and Health & Allied Sciences, Pharmacy, Paramedical and Nursing.
  • With UGC recognition, any university could offer a BSRMS degree in their colleges.
  • The duration of the degree will be a minimum of 5 years and Ten plus Two (102) is fixed as an entry qualification.

Sowa Rigpa:

  • It is a traditional and popular medicinal practice in the Himalayan region.
  • So far, only 2 deemed to be universities, namely the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies (CIBS) in Leh and the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS) located in Saranath are offering the degree in Sowa Rigpa medicine.

UGC:

  • It is a statutory body set up by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India in accordance with the UGC Act 1956.
  • It is charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of higher education.
  • It was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in New Delhi.

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